November 19 2008 / by Garry Golden
Category: Energy Year: Beyond Rating: 3
Energy visionaries have long promoted the idea of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion which uses the temperature difference of warm surface water to cold deeper ocean currents to boil a liquid (e.g. ammonia) to drive an electricity producing turbine. It is an elegant energy solution that is gaining more mainstream attention.
Now the Honolulu Advertising is reporting on a partnership between Lockheed Martin Corporation and the Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute to develop a 10 megawatt ocean thermal energy conversion pilot plant in Hawai’i that could deliver enough electricity to power about 3,000 homes.
Understanding Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
Video courtesy of DigInfo